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How can a share storage between Linux, Windows, and Mac

How can I share an internal hard drive across a network with both Windows and Mac with guest read and write permissions?
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Xubuntu flash drive won't boot [duplicate]

Hi I have tried download Xubuntu linux off of a live flash drive and have not been able to do it. I used unetbootin to make my live flash drive. I have a 2GB Memorex 0058 Travel Drive. I have a ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
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Cannot access a file using java.io.FileInputStream

I am working with java servlets and I need to access a file trail.xlsx within the java code using java.io.Fileinputstream class, for windows we have to add the drive letter but here we don't have any ...
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DVD RW Not Detected/Mount failed while boot

My FSTAB File(/etc/fstab) /etc/fstab: static file system information. Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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Ubuntu completly dependant on installation flash drive [duplicate]

I can't turn on my computer unless I have the installation flash drive in, every single time I restart my computer I lose all the files I downloaded for that session. The only thing I can think of is ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with only one drive

I'm new to all of this Ubuntu and I want to install it on my laptop, but I was wondering if having only on drive(C drive) would require me to delete Windows first, while running the Ubuntu installer ...
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Toshiba USB drive doesnt mount on 14.04 - metal clicking noises - fine on Windows

I have a Toshiba 2T hard drive that makes clicking noises rather than mounts. Also have a Nikon Colorplex that doesn't mount. 14.04 is up to date. Here is the dmesg tail for the hard drive. [ ...
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Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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Unable to access 2 drives

One of my drives in windows 8 is not being showed in "Trying Ubuntu" and another is shown but I can't access it,its showing following error message Error mounting /dev/sda6 at ...
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change permission of usb drive [duplicate]

I have linked a new USB drive with my system and i am not able to copy any file to it. I tried to change the permission by using below command: /media$ sudo chmod 777 0000-7D6C "0000-7D6C" is the ...
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how to download google spreadsheets using terminal?

Hello I am using ubuntu 12.04 . I need to access many google spreadsheets which are shared with many collaborators. How Can I download them using terminal?
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Difficulty in partitioning after installation [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu12. While installing I haven't created any Partition. I am trying to create one now, but it not allowing me to do that, saying, 'The device is busy'. Please help.
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Windows Dynamic Disk not reading in Ubuntu

While using windows i changed my hard disk partitions from "Logical Disk" to "Dynamic Disk"..... then i installed Ubuntu in c drive. when i opened ubuntu the contents of C:Drive are shown but i am ...
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How to Access Windows Partition/Drives

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from bootable Pen Drive and during the installation I had overwritten it on previously run Windows 7. Now I am unable to access the Windows partition D Drive, E Drive, F Drive ...
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Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?

I have an old laptop with sadly out of date 10.04 Lucid on it. The internal drive is partitioned and contains Windows 7, which I never use. Gradually, it's losing functionality, as more software ...
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3.5" drive runs continuously

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP desktop with cd and 3.5 inch drive. The 3.5 inch drive runs continuously. I installed the equivalent of device manager can found the drive but could not disable it. Is ...
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Resize Ubuntu File System Partition from Windows NTFS drive (dual boot)

I Have dual Boot OS, Ubuntu and Windows. I want to resize the Ubuntu file system partition that I take from Windows NTFS Partition Here The Harddrive: Windows: C:\ = 50 GB D:\ = 230 GB ...
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Is there a driver for HP 3D Drive Guard?

In some HP Laptops have 3d drive guard system . i dont how it works but there is a link about it. In windows hp depends it but i didnt find a driver about it for linux . HP 3D DriveGuard protects ...
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How to wipe clean an NTFS hard drive, with a hibernated Windows

I tried to wipe clean my NTFS Windows hard drive, to complete my transfer to Ubuntu. However, using the ntfs-3g command resulted in: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in ...
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how to create bootable USB drive (ubuntu) [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB key drive in order to be able to run/install an Ubuntu ISO image with it. How can I do that using Ubuntu (command line) ?
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USB drive can't be displayed if trash has been deleted

After I deleted the .Trash-1000 folder from my usb drive on a Windows PC, my Ubuntu PC cannot access it anymore and displays the following message: This path couldn't be displayed. Unfortunally, the ...
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Is there a way so show mounted servers in the Unity launcher

I connect to several servers, which when mounted show up under network in Nautilus, however they don't show up in the Unity launcher. Is there a way to make them show up there just like the normal ...
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how do i log into my computer using ubuntu [duplicate]

I set up external flash drive to run ubuntu. How do I get it to work and not load windows XP?
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...
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Booting from flash drive

Hello I'm rather new to Ubuntu and I was wondering if someone could point me to a tutorial of how to boot from a flash drive and tell me if I need to partition my hard drive in anyway in order to boot ...
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Shared drive between windows and ubuntu

I have laptop which has HDD. I can use this HDD both in Ubuntu 13.10 and windows7. I have problem If I save some documents in UBUNTU, why I can not see that file in windows. Is there any valid reason ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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What causes file managers to show drives?

What forces a file manager to show unmounted partitions in the left pane? That is - what process is it that causes filemanagers to show drives - it's not fstab - I can show that here, I know that ...
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formatting not working error showing in pendrive (error showing)?

Error creating file system: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" mktable msdos' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Error: Input/output error during read on /dev/sdb (udisks-error-quark, 0) did ...
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Problem loading Ubuntu installer from Flash Drive

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to a USB thumb drive using Universal USB Installer. When I go to reboot my computer I can tell it's trying to boot from the flash drive, but I ...
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mount two hard drives on start up

I have two hard-drives (one internal and one external) that I want to mount on start up (ntfs, but it doesn’t matter). I can mount them fine with the "Disk Utility" aplication and I can mount them ...
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How to access files on a drive from an older system, mounted in a new system?

I've recently built a new system, after a rather large physical injury was sustained by my previous system (a precarious balance, and gravity, were not a happy mix). Surprisingly the /home drive of ...
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Couldn't see other drive on ubuntu

I have a desktop with two drives, an SSD and an HDD. I have installed ubuntu desktop 12.04 on SSD. However, when I login, I couldn't see HDD drive. What steps should I follow? How should I format HDD ...
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How to write a shell script that synchronizes Google Drive to Linux OS?

Google drive is probably not the best choice for Linux and I think there are other free services compatible with Linux. I just wanted to know how painful it would be to write a script that would ...
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How do i mount my internal hard disk when in “Try Ubuntu” mode?

I am running the "Try Ubuntu" mode and I want to clear some of the data on the hard drive to install Ubuntu, but I cant access the hard drive at all, the hard drive works though. I am new to Linux and ...
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accessing at home windows network drive [duplicate]

I'm very new to ubuntu so I'm still very much stumbling around. In the file drawer I can see an icon for my network drive but I cant figure out where I enter or store the user id and password that ...
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Does grub need to update/refresh after install windows into another hard drive? [closed]

i have a pc with two physical disks: one of them with debian wheezy; and the other one has one logical partition with several data and some free space. The thing is, if i install windows 7 x64 in this ...
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A script which can be run from a flash drive and modify startup applications

So I have created a script I would like to run on computers at startup on the network I manage. Each is unique, so merging settings accross the network would be problematic. I could change each ...
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How can I stop Gnome Shell's drive pop up notifications?

I have an NFS drive mapped in Ubuntu 11.10 using autofs which automatically mounts a drive on every boot. But if I use the Gnome Shell interface, a pop up notification keeps popping up from the ...
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After I changed mysql datadir to an extra usb drive (/media/***/mysql), Ubuntu can't boot without that disk

Forgive my poor English and thank you for your time. I got a boot problem since I changed the data directory of mysql to an usb drive followed a web site guidence. I'm pretty sure that mysql works ...
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Western Digital Hard Drive in a USB rack: USB Device not detected - 12.04

I had a look at some posts and answers but didn’t find answer to my problem. I'm trying to make my config detect a WD Disk in a USB Rack. The output of udevadm monitor --udev: monitor will print ...
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“Missing Operating System” when booting from USB flash drive

Arrghh...So frustrated with this problem. Today I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, being completely new to Linux. My plan is to run it on a partitioned drive with Windows 7 on a separate SSD. ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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keep getting error messages

im new as hell to this so forgive me. i keep getting error messages when i try and convert .iso to .img. says no such file or directory. i know once i get the converted file i have to do a bunch of ...
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I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive

Help me, guys! I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive. I change in the BIOS the USB to first, but when i reboot the laptop, just the windows starts. I need help! Sorry for the bad english. ...
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How do I create a new partition on my hard drive? [duplicate]

I just got a copy of Windows XP, and I want to put it on my hard drive along side Ubuntu. How do I create/re size the partitions on my hard drive?
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How to boot Ubuntu Linux from a USB drive?

I created a flash drive with 12.04 Ubuntu on it, because I want to try it and explore it. I can't get my computer to boot from the drive. I used the suggested pendrive program to format the drive. I ...